Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
to graduate. the san jose state president reached out to the folks at udacity. a online education startup, known for offering special courses for free. through them, you will have access to remedial math and college level math as well as a statistics course for just $150 a piece. these are courses that students have to pass within their first year to continue on in their education. goencher jerry brown attended the signing of the agreement, because it's a way for students to graduate with lower student loan debt. >> 16% of the students at cal state get out in four years. and the longer you stay, the more you spend. so, this is a big huge problem with student debt approaching a trillion. so, online is a part of that solution. >> now, today, governor brown was all smiles at the csu announcement, but tomorrow he le ask that they explain their online failure, only one nonstudent enrolled after the uc system spent more than $4 million in marketing to students. now in contrast, the csu model is built for a existing group of students, students that need the courses to graduate at $150 a course.